With increase in the usage of the Internet, there has been an exponential increase in the use of online social media and networks on the Internet. Websites like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Google+, FourSquare, Pinterest, Tinder, and the likes have changed the way the Internet is being used. However, widely used, there is a lack of understanding of privacy and security issues on online social media. Privacy and security of online social media need to be investigated, studied and characterized from various perspectives (computational, cultural, psychological, etc.). Student completing the course will be able to appreciate various privacy and security concerns (spam, phishing, fraud nodes, identity theft) on Online Social Media and Student will be able to clearly articulate one or two concerns comprehensively on one Online Social Media, this will be achieved by homework.
Week 1: What is Online Social Networks, data collection from social networks, challenges, opportunities, and pitfalls in online social networks, APIs
Week 2: Collecting data from Online Social Media.
Week 3: Trust, credibility, and reputations in social systems
Week 4: Trust, credibility, and reputations in social systems
Week 5: Online social Media and Policing
Week 6: Information privacy disclosure, revelation and its effects in OSM and online social networks
Week 7: Phishing in OSM & Identifying fraudulent entities in online social networks
Week 8: Refresher for all topics
Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru